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Miss. appeals blocked abortion law to Supreme Court

Posted 2/19/2015 in State

Mississippi is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let it enforce an abortion law that had been declared unconstitutional by a lower court.



Public schools will get another year of relief on grades

Posted 2/19/2015 in State

State officials say Mississippi's public schools will have another year to keep the high grades they have been given, even though test scores indicate lower ratings.



Marriages and divorces 2-19-15

Posted 2/19/2015 in Business



Building permits 2-19-15

Posted 2/19/2015 in Business



White House: Higher wages needed to make up for stagnation

Posted 2/19/2015 in Business

President Barack Obama's top economists say that even as the U.S. has managed to kick start a lasting and growing recovery, modest wage gains are far from making up for decades of paycheck stagnation for middle-class workers.



Poll: Most Americans favor a higher minimum wage

Posted 2/19/2015 in National

Most Americans support increasing the minimum wage, as well as requiring employers to provide paid sick leave and parental leave, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.



Mississippi lawmakers working on early version of budget

Posted 2/19/2015 in State

Mississippi legislators are working on early proposals to fund state government during the year that begins July 1.



Mississippi lawmakers propose property-tax break for seniors

Posted 2/19/2015 in State

Mississippi homeowners older than 65 could get a break on their property taxes under a proposal some lawmakers are pushing.



To fight extremism, Obama calls on US to embrace its Muslims

Posted 2/19/2015 in National

In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama has argued the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims.



Business brief: Walker promoted

Posted 2/19/2015 in Business



Business brief: Phillips promoted

Posted 2/19/2015 in Business



Business brief: OCH Regional Medical Center honored

Posted 2/19/2015 in Business



Man sells watch he found at secondhand store for $35,000

Posted 2/19/2015 in National

A watch collector spotted a rare Swiss timepiece in a Phoenix secondhand store, bought it on sale for $5.99 and then sold it for $35,000.


Happy Ewe Year: Astrological signs bad for the Sheep Year

Posted 2/19/2015 in National

Chinese were seeing in the Year of the Sheep today, but with fortune-tellers predicting accidents and an unstable economy and some parents-to-be fretting over the year's reputation for docile kids, it wasn't exactly warming everyone's heart.

Questions plague aluminum mill

Posted 2/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Golden Triangle economic development leader says he believes lawsuits against a Columbus-based company that has proposed building a $1.2 billion aluminum mill could be on the horizon.

Implications accompany interim fire chief appointment

Posted 2/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tuesday's six-hour Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting ended with the board's appointment of an interim fire chief, allusions of racism associated with the decision and two African-American aldermen exiting the meeting before the conclusion of business.


Columbus firefighters receive state honor

Posted 2/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During a meeting that featured little discussion and a steady string of unanimous votes, the Columbus City Council took time to recognize members of the city's fire department who were recently named Mississippi Firefighters of the Year by the state.


Prof. studies why Delta deer are biggest in state

Posted 2/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There are roughly 1.75 million deer in Mississippi and they bring an estimated $1 billion economic impact to the state.

Director of film on Sovereignty Commission to speak at The W

Posted 2/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women on Thursday will host the producer and director of "Spies of Mississippi," a documentary about the defunct Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, which spied on Civil Rights leaders in the 1950s and 1960s.


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